Arrow McLaren SP NTT IndyCar Series drivers Patricio O’Ward and Oliver Askew say that they can’t wait to see their hardwork over the off season pay off as they prepare for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season.
Speaking at the launch of their new team Patricio O’Ward who drives the No.5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet said:
“It’s been a few weeks of hard work and really getting all the details finalized. I think this final product is awesome. It really shows what we are trying to portray and what we are trying to do in this new partnership between Arrow and McLaren going forward. I think the car is aggressive, lethal, and looks fast. I’m really looking forward to COTA in the next few days and seeing how it looks on track. I’m very proud to be driving the black and papaya No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet.”
Oliver Askew who makes his NTT IndyCar Series race debut in the No.7 Arrow Chevrolet SP commented saying:
“I’m excited to drive the car at COTA and see it in action on track. I think Pato and I are going to have the best looking cars on the grid. My first impressions of the car are it looks very aggressive. I love the matte black and the papaya orange. They go really well together and it looks lethal. I think we are going to catch a lot of eyes on the grid and at tracks this season.”
Team co owner Sam Schmidt said that he can’t wait to see the new cars on track saying:
“This event is not only a car launch, but it is representative of many hours of effort by our team members and partners. I’m so incredibly excited to build upon our partnership with Arrow and add one of the most iconic names in motorsport, McLaren, to the team. I can’t wait to see these cars on track next week going fast with our young, talented, and exciting driver lineup.
Sporting Director of McLaren Racing Gil de Ferran commented saying:
Today is a moment to reflect on the journey we have just begun. In the few months since we announced Arrow McLaren SP, we have signed two of the most exciting young drivers in recent memory and maintained and secured the support of great partners. This occasion is also an opportunity to acknowledge the challenges ahead and make a pact with ourselves that nothing other than our full effort and commitment will suffice.”
Arrow McLaren SP Managing Director Taylor Kiel commented saying:
“I am beyond excited to finally show the fans and the partners what the team has been working toward for months. This team is an incredible partnership between our longtime partner, Arrow, and the historic brand that is McLaren. I think this partnership makes us one of the most unique teams in the INDYCAR paddock and you can see that in the livery. The cars look aggressive, fast, and are surely going to make an impression on track. The entire team has worked hard to get us where we are today and I can’t wait for that hard work to pay off in 2020.”
Patricio O’Ward and Oliver Askew will take part in next week’s Spring Training NTT IndyCar Series test at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas.